January 2014 Canada SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 84 Best-Selling SUVs In Canada – Every SUV Ranked


2014 BMW X5

Canada’s automobile industry got off to a good start in 2014 after the first month of 2013 had actually been a slow beginning in a record year. 

Yet overall new vehicle sales grew by the narrowest of margins as pickup trucks, minivans, and (especially) passenger cars declined sharply. 

SUVs and crossovers, on the other hand, 84 nameplates in all, combined for a 16% year-over-year increase compared to the performance of 85 SUV/CUV nameplates in January 2013. 

2014 Audi SQ5

The 11 most popular utility vehicle nameplates – Escape through Sorento – accounted for 47% of the category’s January 2014 volume. Premium brands collectively recorded a 21% year-over-year utility vehicle sales improvement. 

Together, Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volvo were responsible for generating 16% of the category’s January volume. 

BMW led all premium brands with 951 sales from its four X models, a 58% gain. Mercedes-Benz was the only premium brand to sell fewer SUVs/CUVs in January 2014 than one year earlier, but that 39-unit loss didn’t stop Mercedes-Benz Canada from reporting its best January ever.

The leading premium SUV, the 20th-ranked X5, was closely followed by the Audi Q5 and Lexus RX in 21st and 22nd spots. The RX relied on its hybrid version for 12% of the nameplate’s sales.

2013 Lexus RX350 F Sport

There were exciting improvements introduced in October’s rankings of vehicle sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increases/decreases from last year. As a result, we now include vehicles like the Hyundai Veracruz and Jeep Liberty, nameplates which collected sales in January 2013 but not during January 2014. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Reminder: these are January 2014 rankings, but you can rank SUVs and crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013

Rank
SUV/Crossover
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
#1 Ford Escape 2,597 2,741 -5.3%
#2 Toyota RAV4 2,160 672 221%
#3 Dodge Journey 1,950 1,996 -2.3%
#4 Nissan Rogue 1,872 823 127%
#5 Honda CR-V 1,437 1,414 1.6%
#6 Jeep Cherokee 1,310
#7 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ³ 1,289 1,709 -24.6%
#8 Chevrolet Equinox 1,130 1,035 9.2%
#9 Mazda CX-5 960 782 22.8%
#10 Kia Sorento 864 753 14.7%
#11 Ford Edge 843 789 6.8%
#12 Hyundai Tucson 823 707 16.4%
#13 Jeep Wrangler 809 1,048 -22.8%
#14 Subaru Forester 808 335 141%
#15 Jeep Grand Cherokee 791 803 -1.5%
#16 Volkswagen Tiguan 647 289 124%
#17 GMC Terrain 634 800 -20.8%
#18 Nissan Pathfinder 622 399 55.9%
#19 Ford Explorer 597 623 -4.2%
#20 BMW X5 441 193 128%
#21 Audi Q5 438 435 0.7%
#22 Lexus RX 437 414 5.6%
#22.1 Lexus RX350 * 383 364 5.2%
#22.2 Lexus RX450h * 54 50 8.0%
#23 Mitsubishi Outlander 415 343 21.0%
#24 Kia Sportage 413 422 -2.1%
#25 Toyota Highlander 391 387 1.0%
#25.1 Toyota Highlander * 340 328 3.7%
#25.2 Toyota Highlander Hybrid * 51 59 -13.6%
#26 Acura MDX 355 257 38.1%
#27 Chevrolet Trax 345 260 32.7%
#28 Acura RDX 322 370 -13.0%
#29 Honda Pilot 307 272 12.9%
#30 Jeep Patriot 303 726 -58.3%
#31 Toyota 4Runner 298 190 56.1%
#32 Mitsubishi RVR 297 579 -48.7%
#33 Infiniti QX60/JX35 296 160 85.0%
#34 Jeep Compass 294 799 -63.2%
#35 Dodge Durango 288 138 109%
#36 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 287 256 12.1%
#37 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 283 283 0.0%
#38 GMC Acadia 265 277 -4.3%
#39 Lincoln MKX 262 174 50.6%
T40 BMW X1 250 89 181%
T40 Hyundai Santa Fe XL ³ 250
#42 Buick Encore 232 1 23,100%
#43 BMW X3 221 281 -21.4%
#44 Cadillac SRX 216 175 23.4%
#45 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 215 108 99.1%
#46 Nissan Juke 196 179 9.5%
#47 Chevrolet Traverse 169 184 -8.2%
#48 Buick Enclave 167 195 -14.4%
#49 Nissan Murano 153 218 -29.8%
#50 Mini Countryman 150 97 54.6%
#51 Volkswagen Touareg 137 135 1.5%
#52 Porsche Cayenne 129 88 46.6%
#53 Audi Q7 118 103 14.6%
#54 Infiniti QX50/EX 113 124 -8.9%
#55 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 102 178 -42.7%
#56 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 90 90 0.0%
T57 Land Rover Range Rover 87 84 3.6%
T57 Mazda CX-9 87 180 -51.7%
#59 Volvo XC60 82 82 0.0%
#60 Ford Expedition 79 122 -35.2%
#61 Ford Flex 75 108 -30.6%
T62 GMC Yukon 67 66 1.5%
T62 Toyota Sequoia 67 60 11.7%
#64 Nissan Xterra 65 59 10.2%
#65 Chevrolet Tahoe 62 61 1.6%
#66 Lexus GX460 60 26 131%
#67 Toyota FJ Cruiser 51 47 8.5%
T68 Infiniti QX80/QX56 46 27 70.4%
T68 GMC Yukon XL 45 35 28.6%
#70 Land Rover LR4 43 23 87.0%
#71 BMW X6 39 40 -2.5%
#72 Lincoln MKT 36 21 71.4%
T73 Land Rover LR2 33 34 -2.9%
T73 Nissan Armada 33 30 10.0%
#75 Volvo XC90 32 27 18.5%
#76 Infiniti QX70/FX 31 49 -36.7%
T77 Lincoln Navigator 30 24 25.0%
T77 Chevrolet Suburban 30 51 -41.2%
#79 Cadillac Escalade ^ 29 41 -29.3%
T79.2 Cadillac Escalade * 22 31 -29.0%
T79.3 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 7 10 -30.0%
#80 Lexus LX570 25 16 56.3%
#81 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 19 13 46.2%
#82 Subaru Tribeca 18 15 20.0%
#83 Toyota Land Cruiser º 14 2 600%
#84 Acura ZDX 1 3 -66.7%
#85 Suzuki Grand Vitara 94 -100%
#86 Hyundai Veracruz 84 -100%
#87 Jeep Liberty 6 -100%
Total
33,074 28,428 16.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
³ Total Santa Fe sales: down 9.9% to 1539
º Land Cruiser is a commercial vehicle in Canada.
^ Escalade here does not include sales of the EXT, which is shown with pickup trucks.
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Paceman and Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it’s with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type’s name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can’t be squeezed through a round hole.

This post was updated at 1:10 PM on 04.14.2014 to add 9 sales to the 4Runner’s tally, and thus the overall total, as well.

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